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CHARLIZE THERON IS ‘GRATEFUL’ FOR A ‘VILLAGE OF STRONG BLACK WOMEN’ WHO HELP WITH RAISING HER DAUGHTERS: ‘THEY PUT ME IN MY PLACE’
Friday, Oct 8, 2021
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but Charlize Theron is grateful to have an “incredible village of strong black women” to help her raise her two adopted daughters.
Theron, who adopted two black daughters, told Essence that she’s thankful for her “village of strong black women” who support her, teach her how to raise her girls, and sometimes, put her in her place.
“I am so grateful to the incredible village of strong Black women in my life who I can pick up a phone to [call], or come over to my house and they’ll tell me: ‘You need to stop doing this,’ or ‘These baby hairs are breaking off. What are you doing?’” she explained to the outlet. “So they put me in my place, and because of them I feel this great confidence in raising my girls.”
Charlize, who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, is mother to August, 5, and Jackson, 9—who is transgender. In 2019, Charlize opened up about allowing her kids to be who they want to be.
“[My kids] were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide,” she shared with DailyMail. “My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be. And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”
What do you think about Charlize relying on her support system of black women to help her with her two black daughters?